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Geopolitical Relations in the European Middle Ages: History and Theory

<b>Geopolitical Relations in the European Middle Ages: History and Theory</b><p>By Benno Teschke<p><i>International Organization</i>, Vol. 52:2 (1998)<p>Introduction: …

When You Should Be Outsourcing

There's a period of time in a company's growth journey when outsourcing makes sense. Here's when and how to plan for it.<p>As a young company, there really isn't an option to hire employees for a lot of core functions. There just isn't the income to do so. Instead, you have to buy resources that are …

Business Strategy

Life in Westeros is Seven Hells for Women. Men Too.

As TV writers and <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans like to point out, Westeros is a terrible place to be a woman. Those from powerful families are married off to …

What Is Ghostbusters Really About?

The trailer below made the rounds online yesterday. It’s for a movie called <i>Spook Central</i>, a name taken from <i>Ghostbusters</i>, which this film obsessively …

A Disappearing American Original: The Roadside Rest Area

The 7 States That The Rest Of America Would Like To Kick Out Of the Country

An AskReddit thread yesterday polled Americans about which state they would remove from the union.<p>The answers were diverse and had a number of thought processes behind them — <i>which states had the least people, which states contributed least to the country, which could survive on their own, and which</i> …

North Dakota

The Social Media Editor is Dead

Every reporter works for Twitter now.<p>By April 19, the manhunt for two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon had been ongoing for four days, and the Twitterati were growing weary.<p>Brian Ries, of <i>The Daily Beast</i>, confessed he was "so tired." <i>Huffington Post</i>'s Craig Kanalley saw that and …

Struggling for Ad Support, Huffington Mag Looks Past iPad

When The Huffington Post’s weekly iPad magazine Huffington transitioned from a pay model to free last August, advertising was intended to sustain the …

Advertising Industry

From periphery to centre: pagan continuity and revival in Britain and Rome during the late fourth century AD

<b>From periphery to centre: pagan continuity and revival in Britain and Rome during the late fourth century AD</b><p>By Carmela Maria Ranieri<p>Master’s Thesis, …

The complete guide to taking notes effectively at work

The value of note-taking—or notebooks at least—gets a stock market capitalization in the coming weeks with Moleskine’s planned IPO. The Italian stationery firm has boosted the profile of note-taking at companies around the world. But is all of the scribbling on nicely bound paper actually helping …

Productivity

The Man Who Turned Off Cookies In Firefox Doesn't Care If It Hurts Advertisers

He just told AdExchanger that he no longer cares what advertisers think about privacy and cookies, because they've lost that debate.<p>His Twitter account has been a brutal stream of sarcasm about advertisers who want a solution that leaves cookies in place.<p>Mayer's move has angered advertisers, who …

Digital Advertising

The Invention of David Bowie

David Bowie Is<p>an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, March 23–August 11, 2013<p>Catalog edited by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey …

The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

Wikimedia

Bite Me: Rude Food and the Anglo-Saxon Riddle Tradition

<b>Bite Me: Rude Food and the Anglo-Saxon Riddle Tradition</b><p>Lecture by Andy Orchard<p>Given at the University of Toronto, February 14, 2013<p><i>I heard that</i> …

Google's Inside-Business Photos Sure Are Getting Surreal

Two more obsolete East Side phone exchanges

I love this ad for Gnome Bakers, especially the tagline. How unusual could their bread and rolls have been? It comes from a 1973 New York Mets …

A Box With A Hidden Video Camera Documents Its Own Journey Through The Mail

What happens to your package after it leaves your arms<p>Recently I found myself in need of shipping several valuable and highly breakable items, and I dreaded what would become of them after their boxes left my care. Would the invisible conveyor belts, giant bins and beshorted UPS guys really handle …

13 Interesting Facts Brands Should Know About BuzzFeed

In the last two years, BuzzFeed has become a media darling.<p>Once solely known for Internet memes and cute and cuddly animal posts, BuzzFeed has grown …

Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

It's a shame such grand homes are built and now no one lives in them. Most are abandoned because restoring them to safe living conditions simply …

Kim Gordon Sounds Off

In an exclusive in ELLE's May issue, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon talks candidly about her next chapter, and what really happened between her and Thurston Moore.<p>The last time I saw Kim Gordon, she was preparing a chicken for roasting. This was several years ago, and I was reporting a piece about the …

This Infographic Explains What Native Advertising Is

Native advertising is hot right now, even if nobody seems to know exactly what it is. Solve Media, a digital advertising firm, has attempted to solve …

22 Classic Westerns We Love

There are two genres that every filmmaker wants to tackle: the musical and the western. Having flirted with the latter a number of times, the <b>Coen</b> …

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's separation rumours are no surprise

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are rumoured to have ended their marriage after 31 years. Apparently, a union that has survived Ozzy's addiction to drugs …

Florida Lovebirds Make $90,000 in Six Months Stealing Baby Formula

Low on cash? Florida's here to help you out with one of its signature, foolproof money-making schemes: stealing baby formula.<p>The <i>Sun Sentinel</i> reports …

Crime

The best career advice you’ll never hear in a graduation speech

“Follow your passion” is the stupidest career advice I’ve ever heard. Why? Because my passion in life is for singing bad karaoke. My friend Dodgy Dave’s passion is for dealing crack cocaine. Some of my friends have many passions. Most of my friends have none.<p>“Do what you’re good at” is better, but …

Happiness

The Quest To Unlock the Mysteries of a Bizarre Manuscript Known as Voynich

<i>The Tablet Longform newsletter highlights the best</i> <i>longform</i> <i>pieces from Tablet magazine.</i> <b>Sign up here</b> <i>to receive occasional bulletins about fiction,</i> …

Francis Bacon

NBC News Turns Big Flipboard Presence Into Ad Sales

About a year ago, NBC News established an account on Flipboard—the increasingly popular magazine-formatted, social mobile app—and has since grown its …

Advertising

The newsonomics of recycling journalism

Most news stories have a pitifully brief shelf life. Through content marketing, a growing number of media companies are trying to give those stories a second (or a third, or a fourth) life.<p>There’s an important number in his week’s first-of-its-kind Newspaper Association of America report — The …